Also I am not particularly religious, I identify very strongly with my Jewish heritage. I am very proud of our accomplishments and simply the fact that I can say “I belong to a People that have existed for 3500 years.” Not many ethnicities can say that.
Of course, those of you who have read my writing (hopefully all of you) can see the influence there. I recently wrote a short story (still unpublished) called “The Kid and the Casserole” about a jewish man and his shiksa goddess. He is put in a position where he has to defend his ethnicity against the onslaught of “Whiteness” into his kitchen. Looking at it now, it might need some revision, but still . . . casseroles and hot shiksas.
I do not have a menorah, and it is Hanukah. I was hoping to go out and get one today, but I got bogged down with napping (I stayed over at Valerie’s last night and didn’t get much sleep . . . giggity). I know that most of my family doesn’t care, but I care, and I am disappointed in myself.
Oh well, maybe tomorrow before the Jets’ game.
This is my first blog entry. Let’s see how it goes . . .